(L.A.) Sherri Burnham, 61, Died in a Sober Living Facility

Case Number: 2022-07420

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 61-year-old Caucasian female that occurred in a sober living facility in Long Beach.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Sherri Burnham.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Probable Effects of Atherosclerotic Cerebrovascular Disease

Other Significant Conditions: Amitriptylene [sic] and Hydrocodone Effects; History of Otitis Media

RIP SHERRI BURNHAM (March 21, 1961 – July 17, 2022)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 3:42 a.m. This is considered an accidental drug overdose.

Place of death: 824 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813

“Mental Health of America, Wellness Center” is right next door. MHALA assists with housing needs.

Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a tricyclic antidepressant primarily used to treat major depressive disorder, a variety of pain syndromes such as neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, migraine and tension headaches.

Hydrocodone is an opioid used to treat pain and as a cough suppressant. Typically it is dispensed as the combination acetaminophen/hydrocodone or ibuprofen/hydrocodone for pain severe enough to require an opioid and in combination with homatropine methylbromide to relieve cough. It is also available by itself in a long-acting form under the brand name Zohydro ER, among others, to treat severe pain of a prolonged duration. Hydrocodone is a controlled drug, in the United States a Schedule II Controlled Substance.